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Special Education Coordinator, (1.0 FTE), Perm., 21-22 School Yr

Organization: 
North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021

To see details and apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District job site, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 7671:
https://www.applitrack.com/nclack/onlineapp/

As a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). You must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. OAR 333-019-1030.

Special Education Coordinator, (1.0 FTE), Full-Time, Permanent, 2021-2022 School Year

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

Position Summary:

Assists the Executive Director in development and implementation of special education programs and services and assists in supervision of the special education staff. Participates in the development, implementation and training of staff in curriculum and instructional practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
Possess or ability to obtain Oregon administrative license.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the delivery and/or leadership of special education programs and services.
Strong current knowledge of laws, statutes, and rules governing special education programs and services.
Ability to interpret federal, state and local mandates.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to continually evaluate the effectiveness of Special Education services in District schools and special programs
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively, exercise judgment and creativity, organize work and work teams, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Aptitude for handling a wide variety of responsibilities at once in a very hands-on manner with attention to detail and consistent high quality of output.
Ability to comfortably present to and work effectively with a wide range of constituents.
Knowledge and skill in the effective use and application of office technology and database systems.
Ability to see the “big picture” and to manage the small details in an effort to create and maintain systems that enhance program efficiency.
Ability to work collaboratively with principals to implement and monitor Special Education programs and support services.
Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

Teacher or administrator leadership experience in special education.
Bilingual skill in language appropriate to District demographics.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborates with school administrators to support and advise on programs and services for special needs students to include academic, behavioral, and social development. Works with school general education and special education teams in program implementation, identification and application of best practices, and intervention strategies. Provides teacher and staff coaching and training as needed. May conduct teacher and classroom observations in support of teacher professional development.

Provides leadership in the area of special education, curriculum development and behavioral supports for special students with special needs. May organize and guide teacher and administrator teams in the assessment and recommended adoption of curriculum materials. Assists in the development and implementation of inclusion strategies.

Maintains current knowledge of special education laws, statutes, and rules. Works closely with administrators, teachers, and support staff to advise on and assist in implementation and compliance with such requirements. May assist in IEP meetings in challenging situations. Intercedes with parents on special education questions and issues and seeks to resolve questions and concerns to include recommending service strategies to address student needs.

Participates in the design and administration of district data and assessments essential to effective operation and delivery of student services. May perform data analysis using spreadsheets and other software to report and analyze student and program needs. Designs and produces custom statistical reports, prepares graphic and data presentation materials. Assures security and protection of student specific information. Participates in program evaluation to identify areas of strength and success as well as areas in need of new strategies and improvement.

Communications: Provides support, advice and problem solving assistance to special educators and school staff on an ongoing basis. Receives inquiries concerning the district special education program. Refers inquiries as appropriate or personally researches the inquiry and prepares and communicates response. Tracks and assures timeliness of responses either individually or through coordination with others and approval of supervisor.

Staff Supervision:

Assist Director in all aspects of staff supervision to include:

a. Recruiting and assigning staff.

b. Developing and delivering staff training. Assuring that all mandatory safety training is provided and completed in a timely manner.

c. Creating effective communication with staff to ensure staff receive timely guidance and information about department policies, issues, requirements and expectations.

d. Participating or leading in the performance evaluation of staff to include intervention when performance fails to meet expectation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Please refer to the attached job description for more detailed information.

Terms of Employment:

2021-2022 Annual Compensation Range: $119,272 - $131,497.
Employees shall assume and pay the six percent (6%) employee contribution/payment required by ORS 238A to PERS.
Excellent benefits including medical, dental, eye insurance coverage, cell phone, mileage stipends, and life insurance. If North Clackamas Medical Plan V chosen, an employer contribution of $1500 - $3000 will be invested in employee's HRA VEBA, funded every January 1.
Position is a 230-day work year that will include some evening and weekend work expectations.
An annual stipend of $3,000 if you hold a PhD, EdD or JD. Degrees registered after September 10 will be prorated the first year.
Professional development funds available.
Other benefits include paid leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.

For employment related information, please go to our Human Resources employment page at https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/hr/page/job-opportunities